The Ilkley Moor Fell Race has been staged by Ilkley Harriers every
year since 1990. It is a hard fell race in Winter and is not suitable for beginners as there are some steep,
slippery, and rocky descents.
Pete Bland Sports again generously supported the race in 2014, providing winners' prizes and race numbers, and his travelling shop was at the event.
The race is scheduled for Sunday 22nd February 2015. Pre-entry infiormation will be available nearer the date.
- Sunday 2nd March 2014, the 25th Ilkley Moor Fell Race
- Under FRA Rules
- Race starts at 11.30am
- AS (Category A, Short) fell race - 8km, 401m climb
- Age 16+ (16 on the day of the race)
- Demanding course (see description and course map)
ER - Experience Required, PM - course part-marked
- Records - 35:31 Simon Bailey 2004; 42:03 Emma Clayton 2013
- Start from near Wells Road, Ilkley GR 115470, nearest postcode LS29 9RF but do approach via Ilkley not over Keighley Gate Road by car.
- Limit of 300 runners so pre-entry only, closing date 28th Feb, no entry on the day, no transfer of entries allowed, no refunds (in the unlikely event that we have to cancel the race we will endeavour to reschedule the race)
- Race number collection from 10.30.
On race day you will have to provide some ID (eg driving license, passport, metrocard) to demonstrate you are who you say you are and sign as a record that you have picked up your number.
U18 runners must bring a completed FRA entry form to demonstrate that they have approval from a parent/guardian.
- Any runner deciding to abandon after they have picked up their number must notify the race organiser as soon as possible.
- The FRA Safety Requirements for fell races require thay you bring full FRA safety kit to the race. Based on previous years, most likely you will have to carry a windproof/waterproof top, but you may also have to carry other items from the FRA safety kit list, and if there are any kit requirements specified on the day there will be random kit checks.
- Prizes: trophies for 1st man, 1st lady, 1st local man and lady (local meaning 1st-claim Ilkley Harrier).
A long prize list for other categories including 1st men's (4) team and 1st ladies (3) team (bona fide clubs).
- Cancellation? In the event of severe weather or other circumstances forcing cancellation, this will be notified here, and local clubs will be advised.
- Hot drinks are available at the event again from Cafe2U
Junior races start from 10.30am, entry on the day only from 9.30am - more info on
the junior page
- Since 2013 we have had to obtain SSSI consent from Natural England for the event to proceed: one of the conditions set by them is that a no smoking policy is introduced for spectators, event organisers and participants.
- Still got a question? See if it's been answered on the
FRA forum thread on the race
or email Steve IMFR@ilkleyharriers.org.uk
Past results and photos